Regressive, Intolerant, and Jealous:

A Petty God Looking For His Place In Modern Society

Contorted from the whims of Bedouin nomads and Egyptian slaves, the God of the Bible reeks of intolerance, ignorance, and regression. In a society that celebrates diversity, tolerance, and pluralism, what place can this Biblical deity have in the modern world? Alex McFarland will unpack this and more in his talk on religion, faith, and tolerance. Join Alex as he dives deep into the intersection between Christianity, culture, political correctness, and the God of the Bible.

Alex McFarland is the author of numerous books on Christian apologetics and the Christian world view. He served as the President of the Southern Evangelical Seminary for five years and currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio show “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio.

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Alex McFarland

God Wills It:

Trials, Tyranny, and Terror in the Name of the Lord

Witch trials, torture, beheadings, and the stake. All these have found a place in the history of the church; all committed in the name of God. The 21st century has hardly cleared the church of wrongdoing as issues of theft, fraud, child abuse, and molestation seep to the surface. And an obvious question arises: what kind of God would allow his followers to do such things? How can people who claim to believe in a loving and moral deity engage in such acts of violence and evil? Join Alex McFarland and Bobby Conway as they address some of these questions and try to make sense of the dark history of the church and the issues it faces today.

Alex McFarland is the author of numerous books on Christian apologetics and the Christian world view. He served as the President of the Southern Evangelical Seminary for five years and currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio show “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio.

Bobby Conway is the lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, NC and host of the YouTube show “One Minute pologist.” He has an M.A. in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

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Alex McFarland

Bobby Conway

Genocide: Blood on the Hands of an Angry God

Trials, Tyranny, and Terror in the Name of the Lord

While the Bible is considered the world’s best seller, it contains some of the most gruesome and brutal writings imaginable. Entire nations and populations wiped off the face of the earth, sparing none alive, not even a child, all on the commands of a seemingly blood thirsty God. How can a God like that deserve worship and praise? Where is the love, the mercy that Christianity often claims to proclaim?
Join Dr. Paul Copan as he tackles this difficult objection against God and Christianity and unpacks the nature behind a God whose anger permeates the Old Testament.

Paul Copan is a Christian theologian, professor, and expert in the Old Testament. He has authored numerous books addressing relativism, conversational apologetics, philosophical issues, and difficult Old Testament passages. He has contributed nearly 100 articles to Christian and philosophical publications including “The Apologetics Study Bible” and “The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion.”

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Dr. Paul Copan

Science vs God: Does One Disprove the Other?

(Russian Translation)

We often hear of science and God fighting each other in our world today, as if they play for opposing teams or rival one another as opponents in a competition. And in fact, many well-known scientists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris argue passionately against the existence of God and use science to bolster their arguments. But is science really all that incompatible with the idea of a theistic Creator? Does science inherently exclude the concept of a divine being in its understanding and work? Join Dr. John Lennox as he unpacks this dilemma and discusses some of the objections modern scientists raise against the existence of God.

Dr. John Lennox is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics, and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program. He is the author of numerous award winning books including “God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?”, “Against the Flow”, and “Seven Days that Divide the World.”

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Dr. John Lennox

The Sleeping Giant: Mother Teresa’s Dragons

Doubt. It’s what one former pastor turned atheist called the “Sleeping Giant” in every believer. We find evidence of this even in great figures like Mother Theresa who struggled with her belief in the existence of God and experienced a crisis of faith towards the end of her life. So if even the most ardent and pious believers question God and his very existence, what should we expect from non-believers? And why does God engage in such games? Why even allow the possibility of doubt? Why not reveal himself to everyone, openly and obviously, so that no one would have any doubt of his presence? Join Bobby Conway as he tackles this difficult topic and shares how doubt in his own experience led him closer to God.

Bobby Conway is the lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, NC and host of the YouTube show “One Minute Apologist.” He has an M.A. in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

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Bobby Conway

God’s Problem: The End of Christianity

It’s an issue that skeptic Bart Ehrman infamously labeled “God’s Problem” and a question as old as time itself: why do bad things happen to good people? Every day we see news of wars, famine, disease, and destruction wreaked on people without justification or provocation. We see it in our own lives when a loved one contracts cancer or suffers in a car accident or gets paralyzed for life and we cry out to the heavens and ask why? Why all the evil and suffering in the world? How could a good God allow this to happen? Join Dr. John Lennox and Mark Mittelberg as they address the issue that’s often labeled the strongest objection to the existence of God and the End of Christianity.

Dr. John Lennox is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics, and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program. He is the author of numerous award winning books including “God’s Undertaker Has Science Buried God?”, “Against the Flow”, and “Seven Days that Divide the World.”

Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author, speaker, and leading strategist in evangelism and apologetics-oriented outreach. He served as the evangelism director at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago for seven years and he currently works as the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Evangelism at Houston Baptist University.

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Dr. John Lennox

Mark Mittelberg

Boats, Beasts, and Baloney: Incredible History or Ridiculous Myth?

It’s one of the most well-known stories of all time, an old man, a big boat, and a pair of each animal; a large flood clears the entire world and humanity gets to start all over again. But can we really believe something that reads like a fairy tale? Is there any evidence that the Biblical flood actually occurred? Join Dr. Daniel Biddle from Genesis Apologetics as he unpacks the story of Noah and presents real evidence for the historicity of this incredible event.

Dr. Daniel Biddle is president of Genesis Apologetics, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping youth pastors, parents, and students with Biblical answers for evolutionary teaching in public schools. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Creation.

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Dr. Daniel Biddle

Contradictions in the Bible Session

Speakers: TBD

Slaves Obey Your Masters: God’s Peculiar Institution

Supporters of one of the most horrific and barbaric practices in human history have routinely found justification and support in the Christian scriptures. From the early Middle Ages to the Civil War, slave owners have used verses about obedience and submission to suppress their slaves and to keep them in line. So how can a moral and just God tolerate such an atrocity and why is the Bible so passive in addressing the issue of slavery? Join Dr. Paul Copan as he unpacks these complex and difficult questions and addresses the question slavery as discussed in the Bible.

Paul Copan is a Christian theologian, professor, and expert in the Old Testament. He has authored numerous books addressing relativism, conversational apologetics, philosophical issues, and difficult Old Testament passages. He has contributed nearly 100 articles to Christian and philosophical publications including “The Apologetics Study Bible” and “The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion.”

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Dr. Paul Copan

Mark Mittelberg General Session

Speakers: TDB

The Hitchens Objection: The Morality of Vicarious Redemption

The Hitches Objection (named after the late Christopher Hitchens who called it the “single greatest problem with Christianity”) has to do with very foundation on which Christianity rests: the idea of a single man taking on the sins of the rest of the world and paying for them with his own death. But have we ever considered the tribal and backwards nature of this, the concept of us humans laying our sins upon a scapegoat in a barbaric form of human sacrifice in order to evade our own personal responsibility? What sort of moral logic compels an act like this and what sort of God condones and celebrates it? Join Dr. John Lennox in his keynote address to the God on Trial conference as he answers this serious objection from one of the greatest skeptics of our time and discusses the penal substitution of vicarious redemption by which all Christians claim to receive salvation.

Dr. John Lennox is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics, and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program. He is the author of numerous award winning books including “God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?”, “Against the Flow”, and “Seven Days that Divide the World.”

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Dr. John Lennox